The Panasonic Lumix G5 is one of the best cameras to be released in the last year, and it would easily be the flagship model in many company’s product lines.  Had it not been for the subsequent release of the Lumix GH3, it more than likely would’ve garnered a lot more attention.  Consequently, the G5 is probably one of the most overlooked cameras of the last year as well, and according to the folks over at 43Rumors, although the G5 was only released a scant 9 months ago it appears that Panasonic are on the verge of announcing the release [More]
(Via PhotographyBlog) – Olympus have just announced that there will be five new companies that will be joining Olympus and Panasonic in making micro 4/3 cameras, lenses and gear; including JK Imaging (a US Based company that will manufacture cameras under the Kodak name), innovative digital cinema camera (aka Blackmagic Design – which has already launched a Micro Four Thirds model, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT), Photron (experts in high-speed digital imaging), German company SVS-VISTEK and Japan’s ViewPLUS. Olympus states “With the addition of exciting new products from these companies, the Micro Four Thirds lineup will become much more diverse, further increasing [More]
43Rumors posted some tasty little tidbits about some future M43 releases from Panasonic. According to their sources, we may have to wait until next fall for the new GX2 to be released (vs this month via earlier rumors). Here’s the skinny from 43Rumors:  Yesterday Panasonic announced the new MFT videocamera. So while the rumor about an early November Panasonic announcement were correct we are still missing the release of the new GX2. There is a weird silence around that product. Back in Spring Panasonic itself said that: “We will define more clearly what GH and GX means this year, so [More]
Here’s a great look at the new Panasonic Lumix GF5 and all the creative options that are built in to this little bad boy. We really love the strides that Panasonic have made in their menu systems, making them so much easier to navigate while building in so many cool new filters and features. Let us know what you think in the comments section, and check out the best pricing on the Panasonic Lumix GF5 below (shown with regular kit lens and power zoom lens):
EOSHD got their hands on a Panasonic Lumix GH3 body for a short time at Photokna. This test footage was shot in 1080/25p ALL-I mode at 72Mbit, with two slow mo-sequences of Pocahontas and the juggler shot in AVCHD 1080/50p at 50Mbit. Wow… This footage looks AWESOME! We can’t wait to see some reviews on full production models once this little beastie gets into some photographers hands. Stay Tuned! Also: That Nikon Guy has published some high ISO shots (ranging from ISO400 to ISO25600), which also look AMAZING, at flickr.com. >>Check Them Out Here
With camera manufacturers making their mirrorless cameras smaller and smaller these days, it leads one to wonder why people would consider a compact camera. In this video, Kai and Alamby of DigitalRevTV compare the two cameras while taking their “model” dog out for a walk, and then make some photography wishes at a wishing tree… Check out the links for the featured cameras, plus their new updated versions below:
One of the biggest strengths of micro 43 cameras is the abundance of high quality lenses that are available for the format. But can a non-native lens work effectively on a micro 43 camera? Watch this test of a vintage Minolta 50mm f1.7 Lens on a Panasonic GF2 Micro 43 Camera. Here are several examples of desirable F stops with pulls (pull speed varies and there is no focus assist in place for this barrel). Auto Correct is dropped on these clips in Adobe Premiere Elements 10, so there is some color correction. The Minolta lens featured in this video [More]
Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com discusses what he sees as a shift in the Pro and Enthusiast Photography World. Are DSLRs on the way out in favor of smaller and less expensive yet highly sophisticated mirrorless camera systems with BIG Image Quality and HD Video Capability? Will writes… We have been nice and busy here working on a few really inspiring consulting projects with the “new breed” of camera systems. We are mezmorized by their small size+low cost+BIG image quality. Dunno if you have noticed, but the mirrorless (aka Compact System Cameras) are making impact with consumers and starting to get [More]
Panasonic launched its new digital interchangeable lens system camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard, the LUMIX DMC-GF5. This video highlights the features of the latest member of the LUMIX G Micro System.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Menu Walkthrough
This video sample was recorded entirely with the new Panasonic Lumix GF5 digital camera. The video is shown exactly as it came from the camera, with no color correction and all sounds come directly from the onboard stereo mic. The GF5 is small enough to fit in your pocket and is packed with advanced technology to take serious pictures AND HD Video! Features include a high-sensitivity 12.1 megapixel Live MOS image sensor, improved Venus Engine shooting, 0.09sec Light Speed Auto Focus, 1080i Full HD video capture plus a 3.0-inch 920k dot LCD touchscreen. Incredible image quality! The powerfully versatile LUMIX [More]
From CNET: In the increasingly competitive market for entry-level interchangeable-lens cameras, the GF5 distinguishes itself with solid image quality and a very nice interface.
The Panasonic GF5 is the micro four thirds successor to the GF3. It has a brand new 12 megapixel sensor and processor inside, plus a 3 inch 920k Dot resolution screen on the rear. The GF5 is a great option for those looking to step up from point and shoot and into the world of interchangeable lens hybrid imaging (that’s our fancy way of saying photos AND HD Video ~_^). Best Price on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5XK Live MOS Micro 4/3 Compact System Camera with 3-Inch Touch Screen and 14-42 Power Zoom Lens, Black DMC-GF5XK